Oasis Church (Los Angeles)

Oasis Church is a Christian church in Los Angeles, California.

HistoryEdit

The church began as a Bible-study group of ten people in Beverly Hills, California. From that community, Philip and Holly Wagner decided to found a church, which had about thirty initial parishioners.[1] One of the original members of the Bible-study group was singer Donna Summer, and more recent members include Viola Davis.[2][3] The congregation moved to the Oasis Theatre in the 1990s, and to the Wilshire Christian Church during the 2010s.[4] By the 2010s, the church had more than three thousand members.[5] It is known for the diversity of its fellowship.[6][7] The church issues funds to support international poverty initiatives, including care for widows, orphans, as well as clean drinking water projects.[8] The church also sponsored the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Jesus Christ, unveiled in 1998, with the intention of creating a “Walk of Faith”. The star was located in front of one of the church’s previous locations.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oasis Church Pastors Philip and Holly Wagner - Risen Magazine". Risen Magazine.
  2. ^ "Mosaic Oasis". New York Times.
  3. ^ https://nytimes.com/2015/12/13/fashion/mosaic-oasis-hillsong-churches-los-angeles.html?referer=
  4. ^ "Oasis Church Celebrates New Location". Front Gate Media.
  5. ^ "Philip Wagner". Day Star.
  6. ^ Williams, Scott (1 January 2011). "Church Diversity". New Leaf Publishing Group. p. 141.
  7. ^ "Local Churches Preach Messages Of Hope, Inclusion, Acceptance In Wake Of Recent Violence". CBS.
  8. ^ Wagner, Philip (20 December 2016). "Unlock Your Dream: Discover the Adventure You Were Created For". Crown Publishing Group. p. 218.
  9. ^ Gerardo Marti (2008). Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church. Rutgers University Press. p. 21. ISBN 9780813543499.

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Coordinates: 34°03′44″N 118°18′00″W / 34.062118°N 118.300064°W / 34.062118; -118.300064